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medical specialities

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anaesthesiology
study of specialty concerning control of sensation and rescusitation
bariatric
study of reduction of stomach capacity for treatment of obesity
cardiology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of the heart and the blood vessels
dermatology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of the skin
endicrinology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of endocrine system - hormones and ductless glands
gastrenterology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of digestive system
genitourinary
study of he conditions, disease and treatment of urinary and male reproductive system
geriatrics
study of the conditions, diseases and treatment of elderly people
gynaecology
study of the conditions,disease and treatment of female reproductive system
haematology
study of the conditions,disease and treatment of blood
hepatology
study of the conditions,disease and treatment of liver
immunology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of the immune system -the defense system of the body
nephrology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of the urinary system, including kidney
neurology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of the nervous system
obstetrics
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of pregnancy and childbirth
oncology
study of tumours - including cancer
ophthalmology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of eyes
orthopaedics
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of locomotor system, bones and joints
otorhinolaryngology
study of the conditions disease and treatment of ear, nose and throat
plastic surgery
reshaping of body parts/skin
paediatrics
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of children
psychiatry
study of mental illness
rhuematology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of connective tissue
urology
study of the conditions, disease and treatment of urinary system
venerology
study of sexually transmitted diseases
cytology
microscopic study of cells
bacteriology
microscopic study of bacteria
biochemistry
study of the chemical contents and processes of the body
histology
microscopic study of tissues
histopathology
microscopic study of diseases of tissues
microbiology
microscopic study of micro-organisms
pathology
study of disease, its effects and causes
pharmacology
study of drugs and their effects
physiotherapy
study of treatment with natural, physical means as opposed to drugs, eg. exercise and massage
psycology
study of the mind and behaviour
forensic pathology
study of criminal investigation concerning disease/death
radiology
study of the use of x-rays in diagnosis and treatment
virology
study of viruses